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 Post subject: Saggy Swift rear
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:40 pm 
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After driving this thing around with the rear sagging lower than the front, Johnny Mullet suggested a pair of later model, so I put on a pair from a 1997 sedan and I got at least 2"lift in the rear now. Actually looks normal, like it should I think. We did it in 45 min, could have been quicker but the pinch bolts were never out before, at least we dont think they were, they were TIGHT.

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Thanks Johnny!! :cheers:

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 Post subject: Re: Saggy Swift rear
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:38 pm 
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i think that you would have done better to leave the rear springs on it and cut a coil out of the front springs to adjust the ride height. :-P

sure, you get higher with the later model springs (mk4/5 - 95 to 2001) but you also affect the camber in a way that's not really beneficial to handling. the mk2 (89 to 91) cars have the same springs as the mk3 (92 to 94) cars so about the only thing gained there is slightly newer springs that may not have as many miles on them.

the older swift is pretty sharp. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Saggy Swift rear
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:11 am 
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Well then you just stated it, I think the real deal is that I actually just put newer ones on and corrected the height to where it SHOULD have been all along. the newer springs were identical with the exception of about 1/2 to 3/4 inch longer.

Im going to put it on the rack and re-align it yes but as of this am it drives straight. :D

Its in awesome condition, no rust which is almost unbelievable. Altho parts are harder to find for this beast cause we never seem them in the junkyards, just the squareback metros. I just put int wipers on this beast from a 93 metro, had to change out the cowling on the column but now that its done youd never know it was altered. I just replaced the block with one from an 01 and it runs awesome, so much more power then the 3 cyl, altho the 3 cyl is a quieter smoother unit all around. Shame they didnt use the valve train and cam design from the 3 cyl for the 4s.

Whats new Richard?

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 Post subject: Re: Saggy Swift rear
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Heres another pic.


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 Post subject: Re: Saggy Swift rear
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:13 pm 
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I think it's a bit too high.

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 Post subject: Re: Saggy Swift rear
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:11 am 
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I also replaced the struts and now its STIFF back there. But otherwise seems to drive fine, I am going to align it and see how far off or on it is. I do haul stuff alot and the extra lift will help with the weight.

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 Post subject: Re: Saggy Swift rear
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:55 am 
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Strange, because the sedan springs are supposed to be stiffer, but my sedan sags to the ground when there are 2 people in the back. Are you saying the newer sedans have stiffer springs?

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 Post subject: Re: Saggy Swift rear
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:42 am 
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G-sus wrote:
Strange, because the sedan springs are supposed to be stiffer, but my sedan sags to the ground when there are 2 people in the back. Are you saying the newer sedans have stiffer springs?


I cant answer that, they were just slightly longer, in fact we had to look closely because they looked identical til we stood them up. So far its they work fine and it drives great. I replaced the rear struts too so now its stiff, but actually not any stiffer than my 96.

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 Post subject: Re: Saggy Swift rear
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:08 pm 
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